$1M Powerball ticket sold at Searsport store

The largest single-ticket Powerball prize in USA history has been claimed by a MA hospital worker who promptly quit her job only hours after learning she had won the 758.7 million dollar (£592 million) prize.

"The first thing I want to do is just sit back and relax", Xinhua news agency quoted Wanczyk as saying on Thursday.

Chicopee police told 22News that they are making patrols and extra checks on Mavis Wanczyk's house.

She opted for a lump sum of $336 million, after taxes.

Wanczyk worked at a hospital for 32 years but quit when she won. "I had a pipe dream and my pipe dream has finally come true". Two were computer-generated Powerball tickets, and three used numbers that she chose.

The winning ticket was sold at the Pride Station & Store in Chicopee, in Western Massachusetts. Kaur did an interview with GMA around 7am and said she was happy they are the winning store.

The state lottery had originally said the winning ticket was sold in Watertown, a suburb of Boston, but corrected its announcement hours later.

The Searsport store is expected to receive a $20,000 bonus for selling the $1 million ticket, according to a report in the Portland Press Herald.

Bolduc's store found out that they sold the winning numbers in the $758.7 million jackpot around 8 a.m. He said among his 30 locations in western MA and northern CT, he's sold four $1 million-winning tickets and one $4 million-lucky ticket. Five white balls were drawn from a drum containing 69 balls and one red ball was selected from a drum with 26 balls.

According to the MA law, the law requires revealing the identity of the Powerball jackpot victor.

Powerball is played in 44 states plus Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, all of which collectively oversee the game.

The jackpot for Wednesday night's drawing reached $758.7 million.

Jackpot winners can face a lot of stress after they win millions but there are resources to help them protect themselves and their money.

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